The IB Primary Years Programme

Your little pre-schooler
is a genius

At NES International - IB World School, Mumbai, the Primary Years Programme is a blend of the best of both worlds - the IB (International Baccalaureate) Programme and the various national education systems.

The IB PYP programme focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.



Students will learn to question, connect, think critically, work with others in teams, develop conceptual understanding, reflect, take into account different perspectives, take action and construct meaning.

The core subjects include:

  1. Languages
  2. Social Studies
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science & Technology
  5. Arts
  6. Personal, Social & Physical Education

The IB curriculum at NES International - IB World School, follows the International Baccalaureate Organization [IBO] guidelines, prescribed for learning outcomes for students. This is explained in The IB Learner Profile. Learn how it plays out at our school.


A teacher’s influence can last an eternity, which is why the 1:20 student-teacher ratio at NES International - IB World School, ensures that every child is cared for.

Nobody knows better than you what your child needs. A rich learning experience is one of them and we intend to help you with it.


Teachers at NES International School explain how the IB Learner Profile guidelines actually play out for children in the Primary Section.

Risk Taker

Sanya Vishwakarma feared diving in water. During their regular swimming session, she was convinced to dive into the water to overcome her fear. She was reluctant at first, and after much persuasion she finally managed to dive into the pool from a height of 3 1/2 feet.. She not only overcame her fear but also learnt to take risks. From that day, diving into water became a cakewalk for her. 


During one of the interactive session with our students, on functioning of body parts, students inquired a lot about the functioning of various vital organs of our body.

During the revision session, 2 students - Sarah and Sonakshi composed a song on the circulatory system of the human body. This activity helped them to get knowledge about how to research on a particular topic.

With this exercise, children were exposed to the aspect of thinking as well as doing adequate research if a topic interests them.


During one of the communications session, Sanika started inquiring about how animals and plants communicate with each other. This attribute of her reflected that she was thinking out of the box and wanted more insights about how other living beings communicate apart from humans.


We had been for a field trip to a hearing impaired school in Bhandup. We noticed that Saumya and Aria were sitting besides a small child, trying to understand what the child wants. Both the girls reflected on being an open minded and caring person.


When we were explaining to the children about a balanced lifestyle, Samarth was very curious to know about the types of food that would keep him healthy and fit.

The most interesting unit was on Air. They were eager to know about the ill effects of air pollution and what precautions could be taken to main the air clean. This showed a curious side of children who want to know more.


Dhruv Shah was a very fussy eater. Whenever he starts eating food, he used to think of his favorite food. He used to say: "These are not peas, these are cheeselings". For parathas, he used to say: “This is not a paratha, this is a yummy pizza”. He refects on his food and finds innovative ways to enjoy it along with his friends.


Rudraksh, as a child is honest and respects his friends. Once, while playing he pushed his friends as he could not get his way out. Even before the teacher could step in to reprimand him, he took the intitaive and apologized for his behavior.

He also went on time-out for a while as a penalty for his actions. He displayed a sense of responsibility for his own actions and was ready to face the consequences.


Isaac Miranda is a very talented lad. He understands the concept really well. He tries to make connections to his own experience. He shares all this information with his friends.


Shaurya is very expressive and confident. He always relates his knowledge and experience to the classroom activities. Once he is done with his work, he helps others to finish their task.


Sara Naikwadi always looks forward to helping her friends and teachers whenever they call out her name. A friend of her was holding too many things, Sara took few things from her and shared the load, dropped her friend till the bus. Sara reflects the caring nature and ready to help one and all.

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parent reflections

Ananyaa is very excited about the current uoi topic air. As soon as she came home she explained the entire experiment of candle and jar. I thank you for making learning so much fun for Ananyaa and developing the qualities of a thinker in her with such experiments.
Thanks a lot!

Parent of Ananyaa Aggarwal, Grade 1A

Indeed the sports day this year was equally exciting as it has been since past two years .

Meticulously planned , perfect time management and efforts of the teachers and PE team were the main commendable aspects of this sports day .

Congratulations to the entire team NES for yet another successful event for the year 17-18. Looking forward for more innovative races in the forthcoming sports day.

Mother of Hannah Dhulla, Grade 1A

Nafees has shown a lot of understanding and confidence about the UOI Houses. He has started explaining the types of houses that are there according to the weather of the places we live in. He really had fun and showed interest while practicing making the stilt house at home for the summative assessment and a little more about stilt house to explain it in class.

Jamil and Abida Ansari (Father and Mother of Nafees Ansari, Grade 1D)

Ishaan has been enjoying school. He has been singing the ‘Healthy and junk food’ song that they have learned in school. He thoroughly enjoyed the spelling bee conducted by Principal sir last week. He loves the space videos that they watch during break times. He has explained how Pluto’s orbit crosses into Neptune’s, how the atmosphere scatters the sun’s rays during sunset and sunrise to make the sky look red

Mother of Ishaan, Grade 1C

I am grateful for all the wonderful things the school and Tanvi Teacher are doing for our son Noel. He is growing extremely intellectual and physically active by the day. We loved both the grammar fest and sports day arrangements. Lot of trouble was taken. The school and his teacher have been working very hard to make him good, better and eventually best.

Mother of Noel Verdes, Foundation B

I am happy to see how Shiven has been taught the UOI ‘Rainforest’ and ‘Needs and Wants’. He understood it very well that he came home and explained the same to us. I like how he is interested in his studies and he comes home and shares the same. Once again thank you to the homeroom teacher and NESISM School for putting in so much effort towards our child.

Parent of Shiven Chimnani, Foundation B

The progress and development of Dishita has always been overwhelming. I have always had good results from her. Thanks to the homeroom teacher who has taken care of her not only in her studies but also her behavior and habits. Great thanks to the NESISM team.

Parent of Dishita Mamgain, Foundation B

My daughter has shown positive development thanks to the training and learning she is receiving at school. She is willing to help people, she even helps me and her father in our everyday activites. It is amazing to see how she is practically applying her learnings from school in her daily life. We are quite happy with her conduct and would like to sincerely thank her teachers and the entire management.

Mother of Urja Kothari

Myra by now has completely accustomed and adjusted to the routine and culture of NESISM. I am very delighted to notice that she has taken the least time to adjust in the school. She speaks with a lot of pride about her school in front of the family. We are looking forward to learn and grow together.

Parent of Myra Kabadi, Foundation B

Improvement in Parini’s confidence is reflected at home. She has started opening up and mingling with others. She tries to read different words and enjoys the same. She has evolved as a good sports person. She discusses a lot about the topics taught to her in school.

Parent of Parini Shah, Foundation B